parent testimonials

We have some fantastic parents and children at Clare's Little Bears. Below, some of our parents share their thoughts on our school

Ella thoroughly loved her time at both Clare's Little Bears and Bear Grill's Forest School. From arts and crafts, to messy play, to mark-making and wildlife skills, she learnt so much and had so many wonderful and varied experiences in her 2 years there. All of the staff truly cared for her, and you can see that they love what they do. It never felt like they were just doing a job, and Ella truly loves her key worker Miss Grace. We are so sad to be saying goodbye but hope to wave hello from time to time as we walk by on the way to big girl's school. I cannot rave about the warm, nurturing environment of Clare's Little Bears enough - it truly is one of a kind!

I just wanted to thank you for the lovely visit that I had this morning to see Isaac. The children were all engaged and happy. The practitioners were all friendly and really knew the children well. Thank you for welcoming me into your wonderful setting. I was only sad that I couldn't stay all morning!
Claire Murrell, Nursery Teacher, Woolenwick Infant & Nursery School, 2020

I cannot fault any part of Roma’s experience at Clare’s Little Bear.  She learns so much and loves going.  I feel she is really cared about and looked after and I am kept so well informed.
Lauren Aldridge, 2019

I have been so impressed with Clare’s Little Bears, especially with how well they dealt with helping my little boy settle in to his new setting as he was quite resistant at first. Really felt the staff not only supported my son’s anxieties but mine as well.  Suffice to say my son now loves nursery.
Victoria Hitchins, 2019

Mason has only been going for 3 weeks now and you helped him settle in and made him and me feel very comfortable. I am very happy how you have made Mason come out his shell.  All of you are very polite and can’t thank you all enough.
Laura Green, 2019

Blaise loves being at Clare Bears.  He enjoys playing with all the different toys and loves the staff.  Can’t thank you all enough.
Sammii, 2019

A very close and welcoming nursery where all the staff are attentive to all the children (not just key children).  A great variety of activities available to meet all children’s needs and keep them engaged in learning.  Always willing to go the extra mile to make the most of every occasion.  Harper is extremely happy here and always has lots of fun stories to tell me on the route home!
Lisa Spalding, 2019

Clares little bears is a lovely friendly pre-school with a cosy and homely atmosphere. The staff are fantastic and always make me, as a mum feel listening to and understood which is so important when sending your little ones to school for the first time. They keep you involved with everything and my daughter has learnt so much!
Larnie Spencer Pert, 2017

I highly recommend, everyone is so friendly, and the children all love it! My little one has learnt so much.
Mandy Little, 2017

We are so happy with the level of care and attention at Clare's Bears. Our little boy comes home raving about it and tells us about all the things he has learnt. Clare and her team are lovely and we feel completely at ease leaving him with them. Thanks Clare .
Susan Hermitage, 2016

Clare looked after both my two children, providing excellent care. My children both love their time with Clare & her family.
She always motivates the children to carry out certain activities, like drawing, painting, making, playing, role play and many more, especially outside activities which my children loved.
Clare was excellent in helping me 'potty train' my two children and provided excellent support in doing this with lots of encouragement by providing the children with certificates & compliments.
Leena Campbell, 2016

Clare has now become a very special dear friend of mine, she's so caring and thoughtful and nothing is too much trouble.
We all love what she does, she brings a smile to our faces every day. Clare’s Little Bears grows and I wish Clare all the very best.
Claire Hayward, 2016

Just a little note to say how delighted we are with the new setting, Millie has settled in really well and loves the arts and crafts area, she can almost write her name now and is most impressed with herself and her ‘M’s! We love seeing what she has done at the end of the day. You and your lovely team are all very patient with her, especially with her drop off grumpiness!! Millie is much at home with Sarah and has taken well to Lisa. She talks about all her friends and what they do together at ‘school’. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to any one that is looking for safe, secure and welcoming childcare.
Angie Waters, 2016